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The UMN MRSEC is pleased to announce the UMN MRSEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Honor of Frank Snowden.

Within the collaborative and cross disciplinary environment of the UMN MRSEC, Snowden fellows will engage in exciting research projects aligned with IRG 1: Ionic Control of Materials, IRG-2: Mesoscale Network Materials, or a Seed Project. Fellows will additionally participate in a variety of MRSEC professional and career development opportunities, including workshops about topics such as building an inclusive climate, dealing with conflict, self-advocacy, as well as networking opportunities with visiting academic and industrial scientists, and specific preparation for future academic careers. Additionally, fellows will have opportunities to act as mentors and role models for young learners (K-12 through undergraduate) through participation in a suite of outreach activities.

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Congratulations to Professor Andre Mkhoyan (IRG-1/Seed) for being inducted into the Class of 2024 Fellows for Microscopy Society of America.

Congratulations to Professor Tim Lodge (IRG-2/PREM), elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2024.

Congratulations to Phil Engen (UMN MRSEC Education and Outreach Director) recipient of a 2023 CSE Outstanding Service Award

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Wide-range continuous tuning of the thermal conductivity of La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ films via room-temperature ion-gel gating

Temperature-dependent thermal conductivity of MBE-grown epitaxial SrSnO3 films

Mending cracks atom-by-atom in rutile TiO2 with electron beam radiolysis

Cylinders-in-Undulating-Lamellae Morphology from ABC Bottlebrush Block Terpolymers

Surface Relief Terraces in Double Gyroid-Forming Polystyrene-block-Polylactide Thin Films

Self-Assembly of Unusually Stable Thermotropic Network Phases by Cellobiose-Based Guerbet Glycolipids

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Record Voltage-Based Tuning of Thermal Conductivity in La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ

Unprecedented Nanoscale Morphology in Self-Assembled Bottlebrush Block Polymers

Mending cracks atom-by-atom in TiO2 using electron beams

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Funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Minnesota MRSEC under Award Number DMR-2011401

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